Network with like-minded people

ACN conducts a range of major events and conferences focused on nursing practice, professional aspects and clinical education.

Through participation in an ACN event, nurses are empowered to expand their scope of skills, network with like-minded professionals and be involved in influencing and shaping the profession and its practice.

Our signature event is the National Nursing Forum, an annual conference bringing together nurses, students and other health professionals both nationally and internationally. Members are eligible for discounted registration fees for many ACN events on offer.

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The National Nursing Forum

The National Nursing Forum (NNF) is the Australian College of Nursing’s signature annual leadership and educational event bringing together nurses, students and other health professionals from around the country and across the globe. The 2023 NNF will take place from Wednesday 9 – Friday 11 August 2023 at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

The 2023 NNF theme will be ‘Reflect, Replenish, Renew’ and will be explored in our keynote plenary sessions and throughout the forum.

The National Nursing Forum 2023

ACN National Nurses Breakfast

The ACN National Nurses Breakfast is hosted each year in celebration of International Nurses Day on 12 May.

This campaign encourages nurses and their supporters to host a breakfast or get-together at their workplace, university or community centre, or treat themselves to a self-care breakfast.

National Nurses Breakfast for International Nurses Day

National Nursing Roadshow

The National Nursing Roadshow is back, and we can’t wait to catch up face-to-face! ACN’s CEO Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN and a panel of experts are heading your way to discuss trending topics in nursing across Australia.

This year’s theme is ‘Nursing Workforce Sustainability and Wellness’.  With natural disasters and the pandemic contributing to ongoing strains on workforce sustainability, nurses are burning out, managing fatigue and feeling undervalued. ACN, as the peak professional body for nurses, are listening and responding with solutions to this crisis. We’re making sure your voice is heard and you’re supported so together we can remain resilient, contemporary, and responsive to the needs of the community.

National Nursing Roadshow

ACN Nursing & Health Expo

The ACN Nursing & Health Expo is the perfect place to discover and progress your career in the nursing and health professions. The ACN Expo has a strong reputation for connecting visitors with a range of organisations including hospitals, health care services, educational institutions and specialty nursing groups. A wealth of products and services are on show and visitors gain practical take-home advice and skills in a series of complimentary educational seminars. If you are a nurse, currently studying nursing or considering a career in the nursing or health professions, then the ACN Nursing & Health Expo is for you.

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Policy Summit

ACN’s Policy Summit is an annual forum, where high-calibre nurses and health policy advocates connect in Canberra to address major policy issues for nursing and health care. The Summit brings together members of ACN’s Policy Chapters, nurses and other health professionals to identify and discuss major policy opportunities and strategies to address these.

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Looking for more events?

Be sure to check out our events calendar for a full list of ACN events – including our major events, face to face CPD training, networking opportunities, social gatherings and conferences.